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that she will make enough progress to attend her husband's space launch in april. >>> president obama is having lunch with republicans today to discuss the economy and spending. this is the first g.o.p. lunch that the president has held since republicans took control of the house last month. joel brown has more. >> reporter: these men, the most powerful republicans in the house, have a lunch date with the most powerful man in the world. they'll sit down with president obama at the white house for a discussion expected to center around where the government plans to put its money. >> without a doubt, there will be -- i think heavy discussion on the economy and on spending. >> when we go down to see the president, i'm hopeful we have a frank conversation on how we're going to create jobs and cut the spending in washington. >> reporter: the division of power here on capitol hill means the president has to have republican support in order to get any of his agenda items turned into law. >> they're involved in the responsibility of governing and i think an exchange of ideas on the issues we
was accidental. >>> president obama has sent his 2012 budget proposal to congress. the white house says that the plan cuts the deficit by $1.1 trillion over the next ten years. republican critics say the spending blueprint does not go far enough. joe brown has more from the white house. >> reporter: president obama's $3 trillion spending plan arrived on capital hill this morning. republicans say it doesn't go far enough. >> it's a continuation of as your chairman said a budget that unfortunately spends a bit too much, taxes too much, and borrows too much again. >> reporter: the obama administration believes it can achieve 2/3 of its savings with a free on nondiscretionary spending. and cuts $80 billion from the pentagon budget and cuts $100 billion from pell grants and college loans. >> it will mean cutting things i care deeply about. if we're going to walk the walk, these cuts will be necessary. >> reporter: but the president is also proposing spending increases such as on education which is why i visited a baltimore school today. they want deeper cuts here on capitol hill. >> you have
is growing. the government's bloody crackdown against protestors is spreading and now the obama administration is scrambling to bring americans home. joel brown has more. >> reporter: violence and chaos are trickling out of libya. the latest amateur video appears to show protestors destroying monuments and posters of ruler muammar gadhafi. gadhafi has kept his grip on most of the capital and loyalists gathered to show their support but large areas in the east are out of his control. thousands of foreigners are fleeing the violence. the state department is ferrying u.s. citizens to the island of malta. but gadhafi has not backed down from his promise to squash the rebellion. he said he's willing to dui. >> he's clearly defiant, has pledged more violence here. i don't think this is going to end quietly. >> the obama administration is calling for an end to the violence but it is carefully avoided any direct criticism of gadhafi himself. and u.s. officials haven't outlined any specific plans for getting involved in the conflict. >> the administration has joined other governments at
. that measure includes $4 billion worth of spending cuts. most of them aimed at programs president obama proposed cutting next year. for the gop, cutting spending is the top priority. >> we're broke going on bankrupt. >> reporter: democrats call the gop plan a good start but they insist congress needs a full month to sort out a spending plan. president obama is pushing both sides to act now. >> we could not allow gridlock to prevail. >> reporter: the government would shut down temporarily. hundreds of thousands of federal workers would be sent home without pay. this year's tax refunds would be delayed as would applications for social security and veterans benefits. not every government service would stop in its tracks. the plan does keep several agencies up and running like this military, federal law enforcement agencies and air traffic controllers. neither party says it wants the government shutdown but both will have to compromise in order to keep that from happening. cbs news, washington. >> and for more on the count down to shutdown, check our new special on wusa9.com. it's all about
president obama's budget for next year. joel brown reports g.o.p. wants to cut billions of dollars from the current budget before they start to consider the one for 2012. >> reporter: as the president's top man at the treasury department sat down with congress to defend the white house budget for next year, republicans took to the house floor. determined to slash spending this year. >> enough is enough. it is time to chart a new course of fiscal discipline and restraint. >> the g.o.p. is pushing a plan to slash $61 billion from the current used budget by scaling back or shutting down hundreds of government programs. it is shaping up to be a showdown. president obama warns if those spending cuts hit his desk, he will veto them. but it is not as simple as that. republicans are tied their spending cuts that a bill that funds the whole federal government. if it doesn't pass, the government runs out of money by early next month. the president will talk strategy at the white house when he meets with top senate democrats later today. at his first news conference of the year, he said his budget
killed in all. president obama got the word about what happened aboard the yacht just before 5:00 this morning. he had authorized the use of force if there was a threat to the lives of the american hostages. >> members of the adams church say that since 2004, the couple's been sailing the world for six months out of the year. stopping in remote areas to hand out bibles. >> they traveled the world. they'll give seminars. show us what's going on at the club. >> reporter: a statement from u.s. central command says all four americans were shot by their captors and that u.s. sailors tried but failed to save their lives. the statement also expresses condolence to their families. joel brown, cbs news, the white house. >> we're also following a developing story from new zealand. at least 65 people have been killed after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck christchurch. thousands ran for their lives, trying to escape buildings and hundreds have been trapped under buildings and homes. the quake is one of new zealand's worst natural disasters. the prime minister is calling it the country's
the announcement. the obama administration is keeping a close eye on developments. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands of egyptians are celebrating in the streets of cairo. president hosni mubarak's rule has come to an end. [ speaking foreign language ] >> egypt's vice president, omar suleiman broke the news during a national address. he says mubarak has resigned and has handed over control to the military. it's news they had hoped to hear last night. their ranks swelled again today and the demonstration spread. thousands letted to his main palace in northern cairo and more converged on the state tv building where army tanks and bare kids didn't hold them back. in other egyptian cities, tens of thousands took to the street chanting for mubarak to leave. on the mediterranean sea, flames engulfed this government building. throughout the 18 days of demonstrations, the obama administration has tried to strike a balance with stability in the region can and the protestors' demands for democracy. there's no going back to the way things were. >> and that was joel brown reporting from the white ho
reports that president obama is calling for a peaceful transition. >> a new wave of violence gripped cairo streets this morning. authorities used tear gas to try to break up fights in parts of the egyptian capital as government supporters attacked protestors who were demanding that president mubarak leave office. he announced last night, he's not stepping down but he's not running for re-election in september. >> we should give him all the respect. >> a military spokesman addressed the nation this morning call on the crowds to go home. that is a shift for the military. officers had shown their support for the protest over the last week by refusing to use force to stop them. the white house condemned the fresh fighting in cairo expressing concern over reported attacks on journalists and peaceful protestors. the president also called for calm last night but told mubarak by phone that it is time for change in egypt. >> an orderly transition must be meaningful. it must be peaceful. and it must begin now. >> the obama administration was working hard to find a way to ease mubarak out of power.
days. >>> over the past hour, president obama faced the media and defended his spending plan for next year. he's backing a mix of cuts and increased spending but republicans say that the country cannot afford to spend too much. joel brown has more. >> reporter: president obama walked into this morning's news conference ready to defend his $3.73 trillion spending plan for next year. he sees his version of the budget as a downpayment on the future that will cut over a trillion dollars from the national debt over the next decade. >> i pledge to cut the deficit in half by the end of my first term. our budget meet that pledge and puts use path to pay for what we spend by the middle of the decade. >>> but republicans were quick to reject the plan pointing out the president's proposal adds over a trillion and a half of red ink in one year. >> it is clear it spends too much, borrows too much and taxes too much. >> reporter: the white house argues this spending included in the new budget is an investment, designed to shore up the sagging economy. the president wants to boost spending on educat
of egypt leaves. >> reporter: president obama seems confident egypt is on the road to democracy, and can remain a u.s. ally as long as the transition isn't rushed. he says he's certain there will be a changed. >> egypt is not going to go back to what it was. the egyptian people want freedom, they want free and fair elections. >> reporter: the secretary of state, hillary clinton echoed that message, and warned, if mubarak is forced out too quickly, it could lead to instant. that's something world leaders want to avoid, as life in egyptian begins to inch back to normal. banks are back open, and so are a lot of stores, but both sides insist, they won't back down after weeks of chaos. >>> today president obama is meeting with the u.s. chamber of commerce. the president and the group have disagreements on healthcare and regulations. most are looking for common ground on creating jobs. >>> d.c. mayor vincent gray will join other district employees in a furlough. he says furloughs could save the city more than $19 million. his $200,000 a year salary is protected from cuts, so friday, the mayor
to housing subsidies for the poor. >> read my lips. we're going to cut spending. >> reporter: president obama promises if those cuts reach his desk, he'll veto them. lawmakers are racing the clock. both the house and the senate have to pass a spending bill by march 4th. otherwise, the federal government could shut down. >> families who keep the government open because of politics or because there's no will to compromise is a failure of government. >> house leaders expect to finish work on the bill by the end of the week but then lawmakers will head back to their home districts for recess. senators will start work on the bill after the break. just days before the deadline. joel brown, cbs news, washington. >>> once lawmakers finish work on this year's spending, they will turn their attention to the 2012 budget. the president's spending plan totals $3.7 trillion. republicans say they're ready to cut that budget also. >>> well, today, another step will be taken toward legalizing same sex marriage in maryland. a panel of state senators is poised to approve a measure, allowing gay and lesbian coup
. it was part of a pbs special hosted by the president and mrs. obama in honor of blacklistly month. that's -- black history month. that's john legend there. bringing the history to live at the executive mansion. you can watch the special on pbs next tuesday. >>> my dvr's got that one. >> would have been a great invitation for that one. >> how can you not sing along with something like that? >> i think they were all singing along, the president was dancing too. >>> weather-wise, you might be blown around this afternoon. wind gusts potentially 40, 50 miles per hour. i've seen a gust in the 11:00 hour, 54 in cumberland already. but we have a few strong showers out there which may produce a little lightning and thunder. let's talk about the day planner first. that temperatures is going to be falling actually. we're in the 60s no now, andrea, we shot to 66 and 58 by 3:00 and temperatures will be dropping into the 40s by action, 6:00 -- 5:00. 6:00. washington we'll be 38 and notice the winds. west at 30, northwest still at about 14 or 15 at midnight. they'll get lighter during the overnight. b
stance against mubarak, a close american ally, for almost 30 years. president obama made clear which side he was on at this morning's national prayer breakfast. >> we pray that the violence in egypt will end and that the rights and aspirations of the egyptian people will be realized. >> on the ground, the u.s. is already evacuated more than 2,000 american citizens and their families with more departures planned for today. >> we decided it would be a lot safer and our parents are worried about us. it would be a lot better. >> there is word from the egyptian government, mubarak's son won't run to succeed his father in elections this year but this latest concession is likely to do little to appease protestors who want mubarak out now. joel brown, cbs news, the white house. >>> today, thousands pack yemen's capital city calling for change. this is a day of rage protest and it comes just one day after yes, ma'am's president announced that he will not seek another term in office. president ali abdullah salei has been in power for more than 30 years. his term expires in 2013. however, protestors
rioters who violently clashed with antigovernment protestors. the obama administration is discussion proposals with top officials in egypt that would have mubarak leave office immediately. rather than the plan he announced early this week to serve out the remaining seven months of his term. >> i urge the government and a broad and credible representation of egypt's opposition, civil society and political factions to begin immediately, serious negotiation on a peaceful and orderly transition. >> reporter: one way diplomats see that happening with you for mubarak to hand over government to a military backed government. even though suleman has been a close mubarak ally, some leaders have indicated seeing the president go would be enough to satisfy the protestors and bring the demonstrations to an end. joel brown, cbs news, the white house. >>> the crisis in egypt could actually affect the price that we pay for gasoline here in the united states. if the problems continue, our fuel prices here could go up. now, it is not something that would happen immediately. in fact, a quick check of g
of workers. the obama administration sent a special envoy to cairo. the white house wants the current government to implement reforms that allow for free and fair elections. protestors are united in their demand that mubarak go but some analyst say that unity could unravel if the president steps down. >> you can see all of the rivalries, the different agendas. that's why this is a very dangerous situation. >> reporter: demonstrators say they're tired of government corruption and widespread poverty and they won't stop protesting until they get what they want. joel brown, cbs news, the white house. >>> we just learned that several george washington university students who were studying in egypt are now out of the country. however, thousands of americans are still trying to get home. professor jay was among 40 staff and students affiliated with johns hopkins university in egypt. they got out. he and his group waited 13 hours at cairo's crowded airport after their flight was delayed. intermittent cell phone and internet service made it extremely hard for van reshere to keep in touch with
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